European Union Satellite Centre

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European Union Satellite Centre
EUSC logo.svg
Formation 2002 (established)
Location
Director
Tomaž Lovrenčič
Website [1]

The European Union Satellite Centre (EU SatCen; previously EUSC) is the agency of the European Union (EU) that gathers information through satellite imagery. The centre is in Torrejón de Ardoz in Spain. Other countries who have an association agreement with the SatCen can also use its resources. Although it is autonomous in its daily operations, the High Representative Federica Mogherini is responsible for its operational direction. Since 2009, the Director of SATCEN is Ambassador Tomaž Lovrenčič, from Slovenia. Between 2006 and 2009 Ambassador Lovrenčič had served as SATCEN's Deputy Director.

History[edit]

Established in 2002 to replace the Western European Union Satellite Centre, the centre is one of the functions transferred from the Western European Union (WEU) to the European Union (EU) and its Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP).

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Coordinates: 40°29′22″N 3°26′19″W / 40.489525°N 3.438630°W / 40.489525; -3.438630